[vlc-devel] Audio problem: latest git always tries S/PDIF?

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Wed Apr 20 11:04:32 CEST 2011


On Monday 18 April 2011, Juha Jeronen wrote:
> This machine doesn't have S/PDIF (iec958). I checked the VLC
> preferences, but "Use S/PDIF when available" is not enabled. Earlier
> versions didn't try S/PDIF when not instructed to :)

That should be fixed, sorry for the inconvenience.

> If the ALSA device in the ALSA output module section of VLC preferences
> is forced to the onboard sound chip explicitly, no error is generated,
> but the sound becomes extremely loud and distorted. It sounds like
> digital clipping - as if it's not limiting the volume to 100%. I have
> set volume as 256 (out of 1024) in the VLC audio preferences, so it
> should do the limiting. This may have something to do with the
> audio-related commit Rémi mentioned the other day...

Is it any better if you remove the SOFTVOL flag from the ALSA plugin?

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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